Gotta stop being so picky

I often look at my published blog posts and think about what I could have done to make them better. For example: Is my topic too broad or too trite? Would the second paragraph have worked better as the first paragraph? Could I have worded a sentence differently? Could I have used a stronger verb here or there?

And I confess that I sometimes obsess over comma placement.

But then, I figure no one will really care. Or even notice. As long as the piece seems literate and semi-interesting, I should ask myself only a few questions before posting. 1) Is the piece coherent? 2) Do the sentences read smoothly? 3) Are the grammar, spelling, and punctuation correct? If I can answer yes to these questions, I should just leave the darn thing alone after I hit publish.

About WestWordArizona

Writer, editor, originally from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, now living in North San Diego County, California.
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